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Chili Bowl is Studio Arts Boulder's annual street party.
Chili Bowl celebrates community, the studio arts,
great food, music, drinks, and our neighborhood!

CHILI BOWL: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 12-5PM
POTTERY SALE: SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 & 16, 10AM - 5PM
1010 AURORA AVENUE, BOULDER, cO 

 

CHILI BOWL STAGE & SOUND SPONSORED BY:
Helping Hands and Bud Depot

ENORMOUS THANKS TO OUR CHILI BOWL EVENT SPONSOR
Chuck Breuch and Start with Strengths

This event would not be possible without their support!

CHILI BOWL 2018 WILL INCLUDE... 

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THE CHILI COOK-OFF

Each year, restaurants throw down in the annual chili cook-off, competing for the title of Best Chili.

Purchase a souvenir ceramic chili bowl for $20 and get five tastings of chili. Additional samples are $1 each. Taste them all. Then cast your vote to pick who goes home with the title!

This year's participating restaurants include the chefs from Dagabi Tapas BarBramble & HareMateoFoolish Craig'sThe SinkCYCLHOPS Bike CANtinaThe CornerThe Academy, and the reigning chili champion: The West End Tavern

 
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LIVE MUSIC

Get your groove on in front of the Chili Bowl stage as local musicians get down with family friendly music all afternoon.

This year we'll have performances from:

Amy Haywood, The WinstonsFive51The Great Salmon Famine, & Paul Alexios Kimbiris

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BEER, CIDER, & OTHER TASTY TREATS

Make sure to save room after your chili tastings!

We will also have food and non-alcoholic drinks from Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, water provided by Eldorado Springs, gourmet popsicles from Big Top Pops, refreshing beer from Left Hand Brewery, and cider from Stem Ciders.

 
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ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS & ART SALES

Chili Bowl showcases local studio art organizations each year. Watch professional demonstrations, ask questions, and purchase artwork from artists at each of our studio art partner booths.

This year, we'll have clay demonstrations from Rocky Mountain Clay, print-making demonstrations and print art for sale from Roberta Restaino & Renate Mairie, staff demonstrations from Studio Arts Boulder, and wood art for sale from Jeremy A. Cox.

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HANDS-ON ART-MAKING

Kids and adults are invited to get your hands dirty!

This year's art activities will include: Studio Arts Boulder's hand-building & wheel-throwing stations, art fun from Dairy Arts Center and Open Studios, fiber arts from StoryTeller Wool, and woodcarving and print-making with Roberta Restaino and Renate Mairie.

 
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FALL POTTERY SALE

Our largest annual Pottery Sale takes place Saturday & Sunday from 10:00am - 5:00pm.

Stop by to see our amazing selection of handcrafted pottery made by Studio Arts Boulder students, staff, and board members.

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oTHER FUN ACTIVITIES

In addition to the art-making activities and dancing, we will also have face painting, stilt walkers, the ShutterBus VW Photo Booth Bus, break dancing from Block 1750, the return of POT SMASH, and more!

 
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All proceeds from Chili Bowl benefit Studio Arts Boulder's outreach initiatives. These include our weekly class with Youth Services Initiative, which serves youth living in low-income housing, our Friday Afternoon Class serving adults with mild-traumatic brain injuries, our partnership program with Attention Homes for homeless youth and youth in crisis, our programs with the "I Have a Dream" Foundation for youth at risk of dropping out, and our partnership with the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence serving survivors of domestic abuse. Read more about these programs here: Outreach.

 

Highlights from Chili Bowl 2017


Awards
Best Overall Chili: West End Tavern
People's Choice: Dagabi Cucina

 
 
 

Photographs courtesy of Adam & Finn Palazzari and Michael McCrea

See more details and highlights from 2017 HERE.


Chili Bowl 2016

Over 1,000 people attended our first-ever street party!
Check out the fun we had in 2016 HERE.

 
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